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endofdays89
10-02-2008, 11:11 PM
At what point will a head unit begin to clip? Does anybody know?

Of course, you know i use a pioneer head unit and the volume goes to 62.

I have my orion amp gain set at 50%, and i turn the volume up on the head unit to 56/62 at it's peak. Is this a sign that my gain is set too low? I hear no distortion though, but i think it's unusual that i can turn my HU volume all the way to 56/62.

Any thoughts?

CadillacMatt
10-02-2008, 11:14 PM
In general around 3/4 max volume

endofdays89
10-02-2008, 11:16 PM
In general around 3/4 max volume

wheres the proof to that? Not that i don't believe it, but is there any proof to this because as you probably read above, i can go to 90% with very little or no distortion.

I'm guessing my gains are too low then or something since i can get it to 90%

helotaxi
10-02-2008, 11:21 PM
It depends on the HU and the signal. Some HUs will not clip at full volume. Others will clip with a 0dB one but won't clip with most music. There is no definitive answer. Only way to figure it out is with an o-scope.

DBfan187
10-02-2008, 11:24 PM
just about all of the pioneer's I've put on an oscope clip @ full volume, so set your gains on vol 61/62.

eharri3
10-03-2008, 07:49 PM
My Alpine CDA 9883 starts clipping at 30 of 35, gain is set at 29.

Louisiana_CRX
10-03-2008, 07:52 PM
about 70%

deLeo
10-03-2008, 07:53 PM
just about all of the pioneer's I've put on an oscope clip @ full volume, so set your gains on vol 61/62.

would this happen to include the pioneer premier 8000 double din? :)

DBfan187
10-03-2008, 09:04 PM
if the volume goes up to 62, I'm pretty sure it does